Popular Culture

The 10 Cent War: Comic Books, Propaganda, and World War II

Accidental Ambassador Gordo: The Comic Strip Art of Gus Arriola

Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Racialized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Ain't That a Knee-Slapper: Rural Comedy in the Twentieth Century

Air Ball: American Education's Failed Experiment with Elite Athletics

Alan Moore: Conversations

Alice Faye: A Life Beyond the Silver Screen

Alternative Comics: An Emerging Literature

American Singers: Twenty-seven Portraits in Song

Anne McCaffrey: A Life with Dragons

Anything Can Happen in a Comic Strip: Centennial Reflections on an American Art Form

Arguing Comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium

The Art of the Comic Book: An Aesthetic History

The Art of the Funnies: An Aesthetic History

Art Spiegelman: Conversations

Asian Comics

Autobiographical Comics: Life Writing in Pictures

Batboys and the World of Baseball

The Beatles: Image and the Media

Bending Steel: Modernity and the American Superhero

Beyond The Chinese Connection: Contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production

Beyond Bombshells: The New Action Heroine in Popular Culture

Black and Brown Planets: The Politics of Race in Science Fiction

The Black Cultural Front: Black Writers and Artists of the Depression Generation

Black Diva Of The Thirties: The Life of Ruby Elzy

Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fans

Black Velvet Art

Born in the U.S.A.: The Myth of American Popular Music from Colonial Times to the Present

A Boy Named Sue: Gender and Country Music

Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan

Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

The British Superhero

Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia

Carl Barks and the Disney Comic Book: Unmasking the Myth of Modernity

Carole Landis: A Most Beautiful Girl

Charles M. Schulz: Conversations

A Charlie Brown Religion: Exploring the Spiritual Life and Work of Charles M. Schulz

Chester Brown: Conversations

China in the Mix: Cinema, Sound, and Popular Culture in the Age of Globalization

Chris Ware: Conversations

Civil War Humor

Clockwork Rhetoric: The Language and Style of Steampunk

Comfort Food: Meanings and Memories

Comic Book Culture: Fanboys and True Believers

The Comic Book Film Adaptation: Exploring Modern Hollywood's Leading Genre

Comic Books as History: The Narrative Art of Jack Jackson, Art Spiegelman, and Harvey Pekar

Comics and Language: Reimagining Critical Discourse on the Form

Comics And Narration

Comics and the U.S. South

Comics Art in China

Comics as Culture

Comics as Philosophy

The Comics of Charles Schulz: The Good Grief of Modern Life

The Comics of Chris Ware: Drawing Is a Way of Thinking

The Comics of Hergé: When the Lines Are not so Clear

The Comics Of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World

A Comics Studies Reader

The Comics

Comics, Trauma, and the New Art of War

Conversations with Maurice Sendak

Conversations with Steve Martin

Cool Cars, High Art: The Rise of Kustom Kulture

The Courting of Marcus Dupree

Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an unlikely couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and transformed children's Literature

Dan Duryea: Heel with a Heart

Dance Marathons: Performing American Culture in the 1920s and 1930s

Dangerous Curves: Action Heroines, Gender, Fetishism, and Popular Culture

Daniel Clowes: Conversations

Dark Laughter: The Satiric Art of Oliver W. Harrington

Dave Sim: Conversations

Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond

Dis-Orienting Planets: Racial Representations of Asia in Science Fiction

Dixie Before Disney: 100 Years of Roadside Fun

Drawing from Life: Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art

Drawn and Dangerous: Italian Comics of the 1970s and 1980s

Ed Brubaker: Conversations

Elvis and Gladys

The Enchanted Quest of Dana and Ginger Lamb

Father of the Comic Strip: Rodolphe Töpffer

Faulkner and Film

Faulkner and Popular Culture

Film and Comic Books

Flight Risk: Memoirs of a New Orleans Bad Boy

Forever Mame: The Life of Rosalind Russell

Forging the Past: Seth and the Art of Memory

Fred Zinnemann and the Cinema of Resistance

From Daniel Boone to Captain America: Playing Indian in American Popular Culture

From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry

The Gaithers and Southern Gospel: Homecoming in the Twenty-First Century

Garry Trudeau: Doonesbury and the Aesthetics of Satire

George A. Romero: Interviews

Ghost Hunters of the South

A Girl's Got To Breathe: The Life of Teresa Wright

Global Pop, Local Language

Godfather of the Music Business: Morris Levy

Grant Morrison: Combining the Worlds of Contemporary Comics

Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults: A Collection of Critical Essays

Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby

Hank Williams, So Lonesome

Happy Clouds, Happy Trees: The Bob Ross Phenomenon

Harvey Pekar: Conversations

A Haunt of Fears: The Strange History of the British Horror Comics Campaign

He Stopped Loving Her Today: George Jones, Billy Sherrill, and the PrettyMuch Totally True Story of the Making of the Greatest Country Record of All Time

Hearths of Darkness: The Family in the American Horror Film, Updated Edition

Hi There, Boys and Girls! America's Local Children's TV Programs

History and Politics in French-Language Comics and Graphic Novels

Hollywood Unknowns: A History of Extras, Bit Players, and Stand-Ins

Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos: Conceptions of the African American West

Horror Film: Creating and Marketing Fear

Howard Chaykin: Conversations

Inside Peyton Place: The Life of Grace Metalious

Inside the Whimsy Works: My Life with Walt Disney Productions

Insider Histories of Cartooning: Rediscovering Forgotten Famous Comics and Their Creators

Interviews with Dwight MacDonald

I'm Just Dead, I'm Not Gone

Jim Shooter: Conversations

The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime

Joss Whedon: Conversations

Kewpies and Beyond: The World of Rose O'Neill

Knockout: The Boxer and Boxing in American Cinema

Komiks: Comic Art in Russia

Ladies First: Women in Music Videos

Lalo Alcaraz: Political Cartooning in the Latino Community

The Land of the Smokies: Great Mountain Memories

The Language of Comics: Word and Image

Last Man Standing: Mort Sahl and the Birth of Modern Comedy

The Life of Dick Haymes: No More Little White Lies

Little Red Readings: Historical Materialist Perspectives on Children's Literature

Living Life inside the Lines: Tales from the Golden Age of Animation

Li'l Abner: A Study in American Satire

A Locker Room of Her Own: Celebrity, Sexuality, and Female Athletes

Lockstep and Dance: Images of Black Men in Popular Culture

Lynda Barry: Girlhood through the Looking Glass

Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life

The Magic Behind the Voices: A Who's Who of Cartoon Voice Actors

Making and Remaking Horror in the 1970s and 2000s: Why Don't They Do It Like They Used To?

Mardi Gras, Gumbo, and Zydeco: Readings in Louisiana Culture

Mario Lanza: Singing to the Gods

Martin Scorsese: Interviews, Revised and Updated

Mary Wickes: I Know I've Seen That Face Before

Medievalist Comics and the American Century

A Mickey Mouse Reader

Milton Caniff: Conversations

Monsters in the Machine: Science Fiction Film and the Militarization of America after World War II

More than Cricket and Football: International Sport and the Challenge of Celebrity

Mothers in Children's and Young Adult Literature: From the Eighteenth Century to Postfeminism

Mouse Tracks: The Story of Walt Disney Records

Muffler Men

Music in Disney's Animated Features: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Jungle Book

MuzikMafia: From the Local Nashville Scene to the National Mainstream

Mystery Fiction and Modern Life

New York Voices: Fourteen Portraits

On Sunset Boulevard: The Life and Times of Billy Wilder

On the Graphic Novel

Openness of Comics: Generating Meaning within Flexible Structures

The Origins of Comics: From William Hogarth to Winsor McCay

Outsider Art: Visionary Worlds and Trauma

Panel to the Screen: Style, American Film, and Comic Books during the Blockbuster Era

Paul Verhoeven: Interviews

Pearl Harbor Jazz: Change in Popular Music in the Early 1940s

Peter Bagge: Conversations

Peter Kuper: Conversations

Pioneering Cartoonists of Color

Pleasant Journeys and Good Eats along the Way: The Paintings of John Baeder

The Poetics of American Song Lyrics

Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights

Professional Wrestling: Sport and Spectacle

Projections of Passing: Postwar Anxieties and Hollywood Films, 1947-1960

Punk and Neo-Tribal Body Art

R. Crumb: Conversations

Race and Sport: The Struggle for Equality on and off the Field

Reading in the Dark: Horror in Children's Literature and Culture

Reading Lessons in Seeing: Mirrors, Masks, and Mazes in the Autobiographical Graphic Novel

A Real American Character: The Life of Walter Brennan

Real Football: Conversations on America's Game

Realism for the Masses: Aesthetics, Popular Front Pluralism, and U.S. Culture, 1935-1947

Retcon Game: Retroactive Continuity and the Hyperlinking of America

The Rise of the American Comics Artist: Creators and Contexts

Rodolphe Töpffer: The Complete Comic Strips

The Screen Is Red: Hollywood, Communism, and the Cold War

Seth: Conversations

Shaping Our Mothers' World: American Women's Magazines

She Could Be Chaplin!: The Comedic Brilliance of Alice Howell

Sitting Pretty: The Life and Times of Clifton Webb

Sports and the Racial Divide: African American and Latino Experience in an Era of Change

Sports: The All-American Addiction

Stanley Kubrick: Adapting the Sublime

Step Right Up

Stephen Sondheim and the Reinvention of the American Musical

Stories of Oprah: The Oprahfication of American Culture

Super Heroes: A Modern Mythology

The Superhero Reader

The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era

Susan Sontag: The Making of an Icon, Revised and Updated

The System of Comics

TABASCO®: An Illustrated History

Tallulah: My Autobiography

A Thousand Cuts: The Bizarre Underground World of Collectors and Dealers Who Saved the Movies

Three Years in Wonderland: The Disney Brothers, C. V. Wood, and the Making of the Great American Theme Park

Toons in Toyland : The Story of Cartoon Character Merchandise

Twain's Brand: Humor in Contemporary American Culture

Vampires and Zombies: Transcultural Migrations and Transnational Interpretations

Van Johnson: MGM's Golden Boy

Visual Vitriol: The Street Art and Subcultures of the Punk and Hardcore Generation

¡Viva la historieta!: Mexican Comics, NAFTA, and the Politics of Globalization

A Vulgar Art: A New Approach to Stand-Up Comedy

Walt before Mickey: Disney's Early Years, 1919-1928

Walt Disney: Conversations

War Noir: Raymond Chandler and the Hard-Boiled Detective as Veteran in American Fiction

We Go Pogo: Walt Kelly, Politics, and American Satire

Whose Improv Is It Anyway? Beyond Second City

Wide Awake in Slumberland: Fantasy, Mass Culture, and Modernism in the Art Of Winsor McCay

Will Eisner: Conversations

Winnie Lightner: Tomboy of the Talkies

With Signs Following: Photographs from the Southern Religious Roadside

Woke Me Up This Morning: Black Gospel Singers and the Gospel Life

The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture

Woody Allen: Interviews

Words into Images: Screenwriters on the Studio System

Working with Disney: Interviews with Animators, Producers, and Artists

Working with Walt: Interviews with Disney Artists

The Writing Dead: Talking Terror with TV's Top Horror Writers

A Year in Mississippi

Yodeling and Meaning in American Music

Zachary Scott: Hollywood's Sophisticated Cad


Mississippi’s Literary and Cultural Legacy: Part 3

 Tomorrow’s the big day! In preparation for the 2017 Mississippi Book Festival, we asked our authors to answer a few questions about our state’s literary and cultural legacy. This is the third of three blogs posts in which we share their responses. Click here for Part 1 and here for Part 2. Below, you’ll find our authors’ thoughts on the Mississippi Book Festival in light of our state’s

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